Crop Tool

Trim the outside edges of an image to remove unwanted content.

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Use the Crop tool to remove the outside edges of an image to:

  • Improve framing.
  • Draw a viewer’s eye to the image subject.
  • Change the size or aspect ratio of an image.

Note: Crop and other tools in the Snagit Editor toolbar are available to edit images. To edit and enhance video captures, share your video to TechSmith Camtasia.

  1. Click the Crop tool in the Snagit Editor toolbar.
    Crop tool

    Note: If the tool is not visible in the toolbar, click the More dropdown. To customize your toolbar, see Customize the Snagit Toolbar.

  2. To select the area to crop, drag the blue handles.
    Drag blue handle
  3. To move the selected area, click and drag the selection to a new location.
    Click and drag to move
  4. Click the Crop button to save the changes.
    Crop button
    Snagit deletes any areas of the image outside of the highlighted area.
    crop before/after example
  5. When you are finished with the Crop tool, click the Move tool to select, move, edit, or delete objects you added to your image.
    Move tool

Tip: Use the Selection tool to crop an image to a circle.

To turn a rectangular image into a circular image, see Selection Tool.

Note: This tutorial is for Snagit version 2024. Previous versions may look or function differently.